Paul McCartney Arrives As Sacramento Awaits Golden 1 Center’s Big Opening
By Steve Large
October 3, 2016
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sir Paul McCartney has been on the world’s biggest stages – and next up, he’ll take the stage for the first-ever event at Sacramento’s new Golden 1 Center.
McCartney’s jet touched down at Sacramento Executive Airport at about 5:45 p.m. Monday.
Photos show the legendary pop star being driven away in one of three black SUVs awaiting his arrival.
Paul McCartney waving from SUV after arriving via jet at Sacramento Executive Airport. pic.twitter.com/6xg6f8SqFi— stevelarge_cbs13 (@largesteven) 4 de octubre de 2016
McCartney was waving out the window in one photo.
McCartney then arrived at Golden 1 Center shortly after. From inside, you could hear what sounded like a sound check.
According to the website The Smoking Gun, documents from a past world tour show McCartney has specific backstage requests at his concert venues, especially regarding his views on the treatment of animals.
One clause reads “it is crucial you do not provide furniture made of any animal skin or print.”
Another reads, “there will be no meat or meat by-products allowed to be served in the dressing rooms.”
Life-long McCartney fans Liz Smith and Rita LaBoffe arrived from Ohio and have tickets for both nights McCartney performs.
“This is quite exciting to be here for the opening,” said Liz Smith.
Smith and Rita LaBoffe have been friends since first grade and follow McCartney on all his tours.
“How much money combined will you spend in Sacramento?” we asked.
“A lot. But if I tell you I’ll have to kill you,” LaBoffe said.
The doors at Golden 1 Center open at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for the concert.
— stevelarge_cbs13 (@largesteven) 4 de octubre de 2016
Road Closures Downtown Ahead of Paul McCartney Concert
BY ERIC RUCKER
OCTOBER 4, 2016
These roads are closed ahead of the Paul McCartney concerts Oct. 4 and 5.
SACRAMENTO — Sir Paul McCartney will be the brand-new Golden 1 Center’s inaugural performance Tuesday, guaranteeing some classic tunes inside and lots of traffic outside.
Here are the road closures around the arena you should watch out for:
5th Street between J and L streets
L Street between 7th and 5th streets
Southbound 4th Street from L Street to Capitol Mall
If you’re driving in, the Golden 1 Center app allows you to reserve and pre-pay for parking in nearby garages.
Another option is using Regional Transit or a ride-hailing app like Uber or Lyft to get to the arena.